Energy Market Perspective

Energy Market Perspective

2014 Energy Market Outlook


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Black & Veatch's proprietary Energy Market Perspective forecasting service is a leading information and planning source for the energy industry that has become a key resource for executive decision making in an uncertain business environment. The subscription-based service provides Black & Veatch electric, natural gas, oil and financial clients with a base case of how key issues, such as regulation, legislation, technology, fuel supply, fuel prices and economic growth, will impact energy markets.

The Energy Market Perspective forecast uses an Integrated Market Model to prepare its integrated long term view on energy markets.  In order to arrive at this market view, Black & Veatch draws on a number of commercial data sources and supplements them with its own view on a number of key market drivers, for example, power plant capital costs, environmental and regulatory policy, fuel basin exploration and development costs, and gas pipeline expansion.

Energy Market Perspective clients receive detailed output from our of clearly documented assumptions and its results that provide high transparency, so clients can readily compare input and results to their own world views. The Energy Market Perspective forecast projects likely market conditions 25 years forward, with this report forecasting through 2037.

The Energy Market Perspective report is issued twice annually, in the December/January timeframe, and it is updated in June to reflect any market changes. The results form the Black & Veatch underlying baseline view of the North American Energy Markets and industry trends.  The viewpoint of the Energy Market Perspective features analytical neutrality. The perspective is neither "conservative" nor "aggressive" to advocate certain technologies or agendas.

The service, which incorporates all of North America is also available for license on a regional basis with a report available for the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, ERCOT (Texas) and Western (WECC) regions.

The Energy Market Perspective service is described here: